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Jeremy Lin scores 24 point in Rockets win over T-wolves

Jeremy Lin scores 24 point in Rockets win over T-wolves

Last night, the duo of Jeremy Lin and James Harden showed what they can do when they are focused. The Rockets played poorly in the first half against the injury-ravaged Timberwolves team. The Rockets rallied back from 20 points down for a 108-100 win over the Timberwolves, marking Houston’s biggest comeback in Toyota Center history. That second half “stuff” consisted of James Harden and Jeremy Lin putting the team on their respective backs and putting on a spectacular, practically flawless performance in the process. The pair combined for 27 points in the third quarter alone and 61 points and 16 assists overall. Their brilliance keyed Houston’s comeback as the Rockets outscored Minnesota by a 69-43 mark over the course of the final two quarters. Buoyed by the heroics of Harden and Lin, the rest of the Rockets got in on the act in the final frame to complete the comeback.

For the game, Jeremy Lin recorded 24 points (8-15 FG, 3-8 3FG, 5-6 FT), eight assists and four steals tonight, which gave Houston’s starting backcourt a combined 61 points and 16 assists. Lin has now scored in double figures in 23 of his last 28 games, which now includes his last eight consecutive outings (2/27/13-3/15/13). With a Jeremy Lin 3-pointer in the first quarter, the Rockets set a new team record for 3-pointers made in a season, surpassing the previous mark of 705 3-point field goals made in 2006-07. Houston finished the night 11-of-31 (.355) from beyond the arc to give the Rockets 715 3-pointers made on the season.

Houston Rockets vs Minnesota Timeberwolves Recap

Jeremy Lin post game interview


(On the game) “I don’t know what to say about our first half. It was atrocious. Tonight, we found rhythm in the second half. Thank you to our fans and to everybody who was cheering really loud. We can’t afford to do that on the road though. We’ve got to figure that out.”

(On the play of Greg Smith) “He is really athletic. He is always in the right spot at the right time. He just has a great feel. We were trying to attack, attack, attack and they (Minnesota) were coming over to block shots and their second rotation wasn’t there all the time so that allowed Greg to get open.

Jeremy Lin & James Harden take down OKC Thunder

Jeremy Lin & James Harden take down OKC Thunder

Against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Jeremy Lin finished with 29 points (12-22 FG, 3-5 3FG), eight assists, six rebounds, & two steals and James Harden scored 16 of his career-high 46 points in the fourth quarter, as the Rockets overcame a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit to knock off the Oklahoma City Thunder 122-119 on Wednesday at Toyota Center. Overall, it marked Lin’s ninth 20-plus point performance of 2012-13. Lin has shot 48.3 percent (56-for-116) from 3-point range over his last 11 games. Wednesday was Houston’s ninth double-digit comeback win this season.

On the Rockets effort, Lin stated “We fought really hard tonight and we didn’t know what to expect. It was an emotional night for all of us. I am just proud of the effort from the entire team and I am just thankful to God that we were able to pull out this win.” As for James Harden’s night, Jeremy Lin said “If he is not up for MVP consideration, I mean, I don’t know what else he needs to do. 46 points on 19 shots. I mean, he made every single big play down the stretch and even the shots that I was able to have, they were created because of him. Man, he played phenomenal tonight.”

Looks like things are coming together for the Houston Rockets. The Houston Rockets also rearranged their team mid season with two trades that will send Patrick Patterson, Cole Aldrich and Toney Douglas to the Sacramento Kings and Marcus Morris to the Phoenix Suns.

Rockets vs Thunder highlights

Jeremy Lin beats the Thunder defense

Jeremy Lin post game interview

Brandon University head coach Gil Cheung make half court shot for student’s tuition

Brandon University head coach Gil Cheung make half court shot for student's tuition

The last chance for a Brandon University (BU) student to win tution in the Smitty’s Tuition shoot-out of the 2012-13 season. Mason Kaluzniak chose Bobcats head coach Gil Cheung to shoot for him, and then the rest is history! The Bobcats’ third-year head coach, who played four years at Brandon, took the halftime, half-court shot and had nothing but net.

BU Half-Court shot for Tuition

Coach drains half-court shot for student’s tuition

Jeremy Lin blocks and dunks on Sacramento Kings

Kicking of the Lunar New Year, Houston Rockets Jeremy Lin launched some fireworks of his own on the court against the Sacramento Kings. In one continuous play, he blocked Aaron Brooks got the rebound and went coast to coast for a posterizing dunk on the other end over Francisco Garcia. He showed both his defensive and offensive basketball skills on the floor. The play made the top 3 plays of the night in the NBA.

Also look for Linsanity the Movie coming soon.

Jeremy Lin blocks and takes the ball coast to coast for the dunk

This Is SportsCenter with Jeremy Lin ESPN commercial

This Is SportsCenter with Jeremy Lin ESPN commercial

ESPN’s Jay Crawford always looks forward to working with a Harvard graduate. He gets an assist from Houston Rockets Jeremy Lin when he drops by SportsCenter. Lin helps Jay out with his writing and even helps him spellcheck.

He joins fellow Asian American athlete Tim Lincecum on doing spots for ESPN.

This Is SportsCenter with Jeremy Lin ESPN commercial

Jeremy Lin leads Rockets past Warriors with career high five 3 pointers

Jeremy Lin leads Rockets past Warriors with career high five 3 pointers

A few days ago marked the one year anniversary of Linsanity. With the documentary Linsanity about to make the festival circuit, Jeremy Lin marked the milestone by shooting out the lights against his former team the Golden State Warriors. He scored a game high 28 points and dished out 9 assists to drop the Warriors in Houston. He hand the hot hands making 10 of 16 shots and 5 of 8 from three point land. His five 3-pointers was a career high. He wasn’t the only Houston Rocket draining threes. Fellow teammates Chandler Parsons and James Harden each hit four 3 pointers. In the end, the Rockets matched an NBA record with 23 3-pointers (57.5% shooting) in the 140-109 win over the Warriors. The Rockets set season highs for first-quarter and first-half points.

After the game Lin was asked about his recent hot shooting from beyond the arc, he stated, “I’ve been feeling a lot better. I got off to a really slow start and it was frustrating because I’d been working on it all summer but hopefully I’ll be able to turn the corner and shoot the way that I’m capable of shooting it.” On the rest of the Rockets team’s three point performance, Lin said “Sometimes that’s the way it goes. Thankfully we were able to get a bunch of open looks and knock them down tonight and that’s just the way it is sometimes. We are comfortable playing at home.”

Looks like Jeremy Lin and the Rockets are gelling more together at the midpoint of the season. With a performances like last night, you see the Houston Rockets climbing up the West Conference of the NBA.

Also of note Yao Ming in attendance during the Rockets vs Warriors game. You won’t have to wait long for a rematch. The two teams play again next week in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Golden State Warriors vs Rockets Game Highlights

Houston Rockets three point shoot out (all 23 three point shots)

Jeremy Lin post game interview